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conflict between israel and palestinian group hamas. the bus was traveling on a busy road in central tel aviv. associated press reports the explosion happened near israel's military headquarters. investigators are trying to figure out what happened. they say there could have been more explosives on the bus. israeli government officials tell reuters this was a terrorist attack. the cease-fire negotiations between israel and hamas are believed to be entering their final stages, but whether it's bus bombings, air strikes or rocket attacks, fighting between the two sides have not let up. so far 140 palestinians and 5 israelis have been killed. egyptian officials are mediating the truce talks. a hamas representative tells nhk the palestinian group is pushing for israel to lift its economic blockade of gaza. the local media report israeli negotiators are willing to do that, but only once the cease-fire is in effect for a certain period of time. discussions are also reportedly under way about the possibility of getting egypt and the united states to establish a framework to monitor the truce. a
bolder since the egyptian revolution and the attacks have been spilling over into neighboring israel. >> hundreds of tanks and heavy artillery demonstrating in northern sinai directly on the israeli border. the egyptian army looking on as it prepares for war. this is directed at militant islamists terrorizing the rump country. these are a testimony to the horror. dozens of police officers and soldiers have been executed here. the militants have left the church is in ruins and have spray-painted the message of the building, "allah akbar." >> there ruled the area here. they're working with a call qaeda and want total control of egypt. -- working with al qaeda. >> they come through the shady neighborhoods and they have arrested hundreds of suspects already. egypt's anti-terrorist units used to operate under former president mubarak and now have an ordered in buying morsi, a member of the muslim brotherhood. they are demanding the full force of sharia law. they want a truth theocracy without alcohol or christians. >> this government does not get anything right. we are not willing to coop
from gaza hit a building in the south of the country. they're the first casualties there since israel's military carried out an air strike that killed the hamas military commander ahmed jabari. a rocket fired by hamas and palestinian militants hit a residential building in ma la chi about 25 kilometers north of ga gaza. the attack came after israel launched two consecutive days of operations in gaza, killing 11 palestinians, including hamas' military commander and his children. hamas militants have fired over 100 rockets into israel. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned that his country is prepared to expand its offensive if necessary. amid rising concern about the escalating violence, the united nations security council held an emergency session on wednesday. it adjourned without issuing any form of statement. >>> the united nations is under fire for its actions before the bloody end of the civil war in sri lanka. patchari raksawong in bangkok is following the story. the criticism comes from an expert panel appointed by the united nations itself. sri lanka's government ha
-- suppose israel were to attack iranian nuclear facilities and iran were to retaliate, and iran and israel would find themselves at war. should the united states intervene on israel's side militarily? and 59 percent said no. that's the same finding we had in 2010, so it's a pretty stable opinion. and given the importance of the threat that they perceive from the iranian program and the very strong relationship between the united states and israel, it's not as surprising. it's certainly a sobering finding. on arab spring, they're deeply uncertain, like many experts on the middle east, about where the so-called arab spring is going. whatever season is in the arab world now, so they're waiting to see. but in that environment, opposition to economic assistance, in particular to egypt has declined rather sharply over the last two years. we don't have it on this graph, but the same pattern only more so with respect to economic assistance to pakistan and ghanistan. support for economic assistance to israel and military assistance to israel remains pretty stable. and finally let me turn to asia. w
reserve troops are being mobilized. the call-up comes as israel continues to launch aerial and artillery attacks on the gaza strip in response to missile strikes by the islamist group hamas. israeli aircraft attacked targets in gaza for the third straight day on friday, killing two people. the islamist group hamas and other palestinian militants are returning rocket fire. the israeli government began calling up 16,000 reserve troops after a rocket struck near the largest commercial city of tel aviv on thursday. th tanks have been deployed near the border with gaza. the attack on the city was the first since the gulf war about 20 years ago. air raid sirens sent residents running for shelter. in gaza, hisham qandil met ahamas leader on friday. qandil later visited a hospital to visit wounded people. he i do death announced the bombings in front of reporters. israel and egypt have an existing peace treaty, but relations have chilled since the fall of the government of president hosni mubarak. >>> good weather isn't going to continue in tokyo according to tour meteorologist robert speta. rob
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